Profound | Satirical
Eva Pisa’s signature style merges with her professional artistic method. Her two main techniques are as follows:
Satirical Drawings, in which she masterfully introduces clear lines. Her characters, which are drawn in a witty and poignant way, are placed on a previously treated background. The drawing is both distinguished and integrated by the unobtrusive coloring of the background. Calling her delicate drawings “caricatures” does not do them justice; they are their own form of subliminal optical message. Emphasized by her impressively accurate titles, her critical, memorable drawings form a consistent work of art.
Profound Acrylic Paintings in reduced surrealistic style with psychological background. Nature and interiors are combined with humane, symbolic and dreamlike, as well as nightmarish motives.
Eva Pisa chooses a very independent and distinctive approach for her paintings, which she implements with her classical training. The symbolically interpretable subjects nevertheless point to a relation with surrealistic style. Surrealism was a philosophy that expressed itself in literature and painting. Dream interpretation as main surrealistic component of Eva Pisa’s art would be a simplified explanation; however, Magritte’s approach of showing visible reality contrasted by subconscious dream images applies: “I don’t believe in the subconscious or the world as a dream. I don’t believe in day dreams. I don’t believe in imagination. It is arbitrary, and I seek truth, and this truth is the enigma.” (Rene Magritte, Interview with Pierre Descargues, 1961).
Architecture and objects present a stage in Eva Pisa’s paintings of interiors, in which body parts that have been detached from the body form a scenic composition of inner conflict. Arms and legs become independent creatures, and are not like parts of mannequins, but are portrayed as hyperrealistic. Many hands live up to manifold tasks.
Realistic landscapes also house mainly parts of creatures, only rarely entire beings, and they are dissociated from their surroundings through their closed eyes. Both the Pacific Paintings and the realistic Tree Depictions, in which all portrayed people’s eyes are hidden, captivate their audience through clear, reduced backgrounds. Arms disguised as branches hang heavily from tree trunks, while arms and legs in the Pacific Paintings take freely to the air and move searchingly towards the waves. In the branches are magical creatures that seem to have originated from the satiric drawings.
Maybe we should close with Andre Breton: “[…] the dream protocols […] may be key to opening the chest with multiple floors that is called man” (Surrealistic manifest 1924)
Mag. Renate Polzer, Kunsthistorikerin
"Eva Pisa makes the unexpected appear, she chooses to work satire into her art, witticism, thoughts and feelings. She alludes to context that goes beyond the possibilities of reality - the surprising, the contorted, the pretend; she does not accept the traditional....
Dr. Gabriela Nagler, Vernissage
"Eva is an amazing artist with a keen eye for detail. Her drawings reflect misgivings of today`s society in a most charming way. Eva has also proven time and again her ability to teach and inspire students of all ages, as well as organize events and exhibitions..."
Niki Watkins MBA, USA 2013
Eva Pisa is one of the unobtrusive artists of the land. Her technique is tempered as well, which makes it even more insistent. Whoever engages with her “artistic acts of maliciousness” will grow not only on an artistic, but also human level.
Prof. Angelica Bäumer, Vernissage
Eva Pisa is an artist with unlimited ideas. She is capable of giving importance to a drawing, a meaning that cannot be grasped through superficial contemplation, but comes from concealed context. Eva Pisa presents our contemporaries in an ironic way, encrypted and alienated; they are people who are unsure about their choices…it forces the serious contemplator to rethink their own life and concepts. From a purely technical standpoint Eva Pisa has significant graphic skills and immense original creativeness.
Dott. Salvatore Russo